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Northeast/Irving Office

1500 NE Irving Street, Suite 110

Portland, OR 97232

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I have spent the past 17 years honing my skills in service, sales and management.  I left a successful career in the world of corporate software sales to pursue a calling that I was passionate about, helping people in the world of residential real estate. A people person, I am motivated by my work ethic, integrity, helping others and exceeding expectations. My personal drive to do right by people coupled with my personal experience in real estate investing led me to my career as a real estate broker, helping clients sell and buy homes in the Portland Metro area. I work with a wide variety of clients including first time home buyers, investors, growing families, downsizers, city slickers and those relocating in or out of the Portland area.

Hailing from New Jersey and along the way calling Santa Barbara, Aspen and Chicago home, I moved to Portland in 2006 in my quest to find the perfect place to live. Portland attracted me for its quality of life infused with a mix of outdoors, city and culture; all the while nestled in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I am infectiously passionate about contributing to my community and ensuring my clients find the good things that life in Oregon has to offer. My philosophy is to understand your situation, priorities and goals to ensure I can be a valuable advisor committed to your success as a home seller or buyer.

To our partnership I will bring an unlimited amount of energy to work tirelessly on your behalf, knowledge of the Portland market to ensure you are making the right decision, a team of experts by my side, experience in managing the many moving pieces of a sales process to ensure a smooth transaction and the ability to think outside the box to make things happen when you just need a little extra something.

 

Achievements and Designations include:

  • Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Licensed real estate broker in the state of Oregon
  • Member of the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (PMAR)
  • Diamond Member of PMAR’s Master Circle
  • Leadership committee member for Young Professional Network (YPN) of PMAR
  • Relocation Certified agent for the Hasson Company, Realtors
  • 2014 & 2015 Hasson Company Top Producer
 
Languages
  • Polish

Kim was such a pleasure to work with. We were not only new to the area but relocating from out of state. Kim was very honest and always concerned about how we felt about the homes we looked at. She was honest about neighborhood's, as far as value, safety, appreciation and overall fit for our family. We felt comfortable voicing all of our concerns and she was always very understanding. If in the future we decide to move, there would be zero hesitation on our part to contact Kim. She is professional, honest, efficient and timely (as well as her assistant, Rebecca). We are very thankful that we had such an amazing experience.

— Gissell R.

1908 Portland classic loved it immediately! Asked Kim to get me inside to see it, and then the odyssey began. The house was in bankruptcy, being sold as is, with tenants. Add to that my own financing requirements and we had a recipe for a real estate twilight zone. The only way that we got this house was Kim Borcherding! She got the contractors that were required to make mandatory repairs. She maintained a full court press on the listing agent, to make sure this transaction was not relegated to the realm of real estate limbo. Kim was honest and forthcoming about what was going on, and where the deal was going. Throughout the entire process Kim told us we could walk away if we felt something was wrong, or seemed out of place. Most importantly however, she kept her cool and steered us straight into homeowner ship. My family is now living in the house of our dreams because of Kim Borcherding!

— Shawn S.

Kim has represented my family in both buying and selling properties. Like a lot of people we have many friends and acquaintances that are realtors but Kim is the best. She is open and approachable (we first met her just as a neighbor watching Oaks Park fireworks). Kim does a lot of work upfront with extensive research and comps which she patiently reviewed with us so we could make informed decisions. In one case we were selling a much loved but older home which ended up with a phonebook size inspection report of things that needed to be fixed. Kim made sure that neither we nor the buyer freaked out and continued negotiations to overcome all obstacles and found a way to make us and the buyer feel good about getting back on track and closing the deal. Kim loves her work and brings a lot of knowledge to the table. There are many decisions throughout these transactions and Kim patiently went through each option. List price, counteroffers, repairs, and when some deals on the surface looked best, she had us look at the whole picture and how the contingencies might really impact us. We also had help from her and her team to get bids on work, meet up with contractors, and finalize repairs. You may think selling a property in a sellers market can be done by any realtor but if you want to get the highest and best offers you need Kim and her team. If you want to buy in a sellers market you need Kim and her team to get the best price and close the deal.

— Cherie B.

Kim was an excellent choice to help us find and purchase our first home. She did a great job helping us narrow down our choices and locations, ultimately finding a home that was a perfect fit. Kim has a great approach to the home buying process and I will definitely use her for any future transactions.

— Brett A.

Kim was very helpful helping me find and close my new home. In a very competitive market, I found a dream home and was under contract in one weekend. I relocated from Denver, and was not in town to complete the entire home buying process. After I found the home, Kim met with inspectors and contractors in my place. I was able to close early. It was the simplest and least stressful home buying experience I have ever had. Kim is great at her job and it is obvious that she enjoys her work.

— Becky M.

We were extremely satisfied with the level of professionalism and knowledge that Kim brought to our home purchase experience. She was highly recommended to us by a friend and for good reason. Going into our home search we were intimidated by hearing stories of how competitive the Portland housing market has been. However, due to Kim's knowledge and experience our home purchase was surprisingly easy. She did her due diligence and ensured that our interests were protected. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

— Chris & Teresa

My husband and I decided this was the year we were going to buy our first home. We were very nervous about how the whole process was going to go, but from the first meeting with Kim, we knew we had someone on our side fighting for us and making sure we were well informed in this process we had never experienced. We especially loved how committed Kim was to helping us realize our dreams. She was so hardworking and accommodated our hectic schedules with ease. But the best part about Kim is that she is incredibly friendly and was such a pleasure to hang out with during this super stressful process, she made us feel comfortable and happy the whole way through.

— Hannah L.

I can't imagine our house hunting process without Kim. We were new in town and confused about best neighborhoods, market, processes, among others. Kim was very professional, easy to reach and fast in responding any questions we had. She had great knowledge about the market, guided us very well and dedicated a lot of time with us to make sure we found the perfect house...and always with a big smile. I would definitely contact her again in the future.

— Catalina G.

Kim helped me through relocating from another state. Not only was she knowledgeable about the area, but she was able to help me navigate my relocation package. She was able to help with realistic expectations of what to expect in the current market. Not only did she help me buy the house I wanted, but she has followed up and checked in after even after the transaction.

— Amanda Z.

I would highly recommend Kim Borcherding to anyone. Kim gave an honest assessment and practical advice on how to sell our home. In addition, to our "to-do" list, she offered recommendations on professionals that ready made our home ready to sell. To top it off, we had an our first offers within a week. In summary our house sold and closed in about a month. Kim gave us up to date data on the market and gave great advice how to sell and for how much. Kim made what could have been an excruciating process into one that we look back on with huge smiles.

— Frances H.

Going into the first out of state real estate purchase we were very apprehensive. We have always worked with agents and brokers we know personally so working with an unknown company and an assigned agent felt like a blind date. To our great relief Kim turned out to be the consummate representative of our best interests, advising us on the area and the market, communicating with sellers and deftly handling all inspectors and other service providers. We enjoyed our short time working together and will enthusiastically recommend Kim to our friends and colleagues.

— John B.

Kim is far and away THE most phenomenal realtor. I was out of state and she took care of every detail for me from start to finish. She has resources for everything, from arranging clothing donations, suggesting movers, painters, and stagers to fixing door locks and replacing light bulbs. She personally oversaw the packing, moving and storage of my entire household. She is a wonderful communicator, calling me often if there was a question or a problem. When I saw the final photographs online I almost didn't recognize my condo! Ultimately, it was sold for thousands over asking price, thanks to Kim. I can't recommend her highly enough.

— Gayle B.

Kim is an incredibly attentive, thoughtful and and professional real estate broker. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her, and I can honestly say this transaction couldn't have been completed without her expert assistance. Despite being a first time buyer, Kim made the process clear, manageable and efficient. She was always available, and worked to make sure that no detail was overlooked. Because of Kim, I'm now the proud owner of my dream home 30 days after touring it with her. I can't recommend Kim highly enough.

— Drew F.

From start to finish, Kim did an outstanding job of making sure everything was right for us. She listened to our wants/limitations and found the perfect fit on our second showing. Kim remained a part of our team throughout the negotiation, financing and move-in process. The gift basket waiting for our family on our first night in our new home summed up the experience with Kim; it was all about us, never her. I would highly recommend Kim to anyone in the market to buy or sell a home. Brooks N.

— Brooks N.

I can't say enough good things about Kim. She is amazing!! Kim from my first meeting was very professional, yet one of the most personable people that I have ever met. I entered the condo buying process for the first time and was quite nervous about the whole process. Kim was great at easing my worries and getting me started. Kim began the search for me, listening closely to what I was looking for. With her skill and knowledge I put in my first offer which quickly became my first condo. She made the buying process stress free and fun! Kim truly cares about people and making a difference in their lives. She is a true professional and one of the hardest working people that I have ever met. I will highly recommend Kim to everyone that I meet for years to come! Thank you Kim!!! Client- Debra H.

— Client- Debra H.

Kim is the consummate professional. She is attentive to client concerns and responds timely, accurately, and completely. We were under a very short time frame to buy a house, and Kim was ready, willing, and able to make it all happen in the short time frame. She went far above and beyond to negotiate on our behalf, to see that our needs and wants were met, and to help us out in all ways she could. Since we were moving from out of state, she helped us out with the details and logistics of not only buying the home but making and completing arrangements for the move. One of Kim's strongest traits is communication - she is great at it! . Her knowledge of the market, the neighborhoods in Portland and the home selling/buying process is off the charts awesome. The entire time, we felt as if we were her only clients. Kim invested a great deal of time and effort into making our home purchase and our move to Portland an easy transition. We could not be happier with her ideas, suggestions, and efforts! We recommend her without reservation.

— Alexander K.

Hard worker! Kim did an exceptional job working with my husband and I. We each had different needs and wants. She helped us communicate and bridge this gap to get us the perfect house! We really appreciated her hard work!!

— Steph G.

Kim Is AWESOME! She was a champ at getting me into any house that I was excited about, even on short notice. We have three small children and Kim was so great with them and always helped keep them entertained. Kim was very thorough and an amazing communicator, she always kept us in the loop and very informed. We highly recommend her services!

— Heidi M.

In one word: Amazing. But that's not enough. Kim is helpful, insightful, punctual, persistent, tolerant, patient and aggressive when necessary. When our first offer failed Kim didn't let us wallow - she had us out searching three days later and we found a bigger and better home. Kim then researched comparable sales and saved us $20,000 on the price. Kim's organizational skills kept the paperwork flowing. Kim's tight relationship with our mortgage broker ensured that the lines of communication were always open. That great organization and communication eventually made it possible to close a week and 1/2 early. We're grateful for Kim's efficiency, expertise & optimism. I highly recommend Kim Borcherding.

— Libby D

It’s about quality over quantity. At Hasson, we take tremendous pride in associating only with agents who epitomize the service, communication and professionalism that our company is known for. The agents and the company are dependent upon each other to achieve the greatest success.

— Mike Hasson, President & Owner

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07/02/2019 - zuser20170506174155980

Bought a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $950K in West Slope, Portland, OR.

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"You cannot really do any better than Kim. I have had several agents in the past, and she is by far the best. She is particularly good at winning competitive bids, and did that for us on 2 homes that had multiple offers.

She is a true professional, and shows tremendous integrity for her clients. When we were considering a 3rd property, and the area was outside where she felt she had deep local knowledge, she referred me to another top tier agent local to that area, even though I was asking her to represent me. She wanted to make sure I got the best possible local knowledge, even though it meant no commision for her. I would highly recommend her to anyone whether you are looking or listing."

— zuser20170506174155980

05/24/2019 - T arthur

Sold a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $300K in Ardenwald, Milwaukie, OR.

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"We were so lucky to find Kim (and her dedicated assistant Sara!) to list and sell our house. Our house had a lot of little issues as well as a couple of big ones to fix prior to listing. We were lucky enough to benefit from her ability to manage the project, her extensive list of contractor contacts and her persistence in getting the house listed in a timely way. The pricing and marketing of the house were masterfully handled and it sold very quickly. Kim and Sara were professional, communicative and we felt like they took care of us at every turn. We recommend Kim without hesitation."

— T arthur

04/19/2019 - rene weber

Bought a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $800K in Hallinan, Lake Oswego, OR.

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"Working with Kim and her assistant Sara couldn't have been a better experience for us and we can't thank her enough. She truly knows the area, took time to understand what we needed and made sure we didn't settle for anything that was less then perfect. We were grateful and extremely impressed what a strong communicator she is and how professional she represented us in our dealings and just overall making the process a very enjoyable one. Her assistant Sara was truly taking care of us in the final stretch of closing (and beyond). Thank you Kim! We recommend you without any hesitation and thank you again for having worked with us."

— rene weber

04/08/2019 - khajavidiana

Bought a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $525K in Boise, Portland, OR.

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"Kim was a pleasure to work with. She kept important lines of communication open at all times. Her service was above and beyond what one normally encounters in the real estate service field. Kim has provided excellent client services and referrals both during and after her time working with us to sell and find a new property. She both met and exceeded my expectations in a client/agent relationship.
I look forward to continuing to work with her in the future."

— khajavidiana

04/07/2019 - user76309847

Sold a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $700K in Homestead, Portland, OR.

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"Kim is white glove service - simply incredible. She brings a wealth of expertise that from start to finish and even post sale to give you confidence and comfort. I was impressed by her attention to detail. She works the comps, other agents for intel, and literally has a team of people so that any task that needs to be done can be accomplished with ease. Kim made the buying and selling process and smooth and convenient as possible. There are tons of good agents but if you want a superior one, Kim delivers. Our family is very happy to have worked with her."

— user76309847

03/05/2019 - user46909553

Bought a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $325K in Beaverton, OR.

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"Working with Kim was a blast! As a first time homebuyer, I didn't really know what I wanted. Kim educated me throughout the entire process, beginning with an afternoon spent looking at multiple types of properties to help me refine my search and goals. Once I found a home that had just popped up on the market, Kim was immediately able to get in for a showing and submit an offer same day. Now I'm in my first home and loving it! I highly recommend Kim- she's knowledgable, personable, and makes the process simple and understandable. Thank you Kim!"

— user46909553

02/26/2019 - alcatcook

Sold a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $325K in Mount Scott, Portland, OR.

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"Kim Borcherding and her associate Sara Jones are two people I would not hesitate to hire again. They both worked extremely hard at getting the job done in a effective and efficient manner. Kim explained things in a way I could understand and was quick to answer all my questions and phone calls. Every step of the process was well explained and carried through in a quick and professional manner. Our home sold for $5000.00 more than we were asking. I couldn't be happier. If you are buying or selling property Kim Borcherding is the real estate professional you can trust to get the job done."

— alcatcook

02/01/2019 - francis shirley m

Sold a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $725K in Portland, OR.

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"Kim Borcherding is a superb real estate broker. We could not have done better. We had total confidence in her from the start. Her skill, experience, sound advice, and warmth made for an excellent experience and outcome. We highly recommend her."

— francis shirley m

01/22/2019 - chaoscat2016

Sold a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $325K in Mount Scott, Portland, OR.

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"Listed home with Kim on 11/28/18. The following weekend she & Sara had an open house. Received eight offers selling home "as is" . Kim is a great communicator & knowledgeable in the SE Portland area. Kim went out of her way in the end in order to close the deal! House closed on 1/18/19!! Thanks Kim & Sara! Kim kept me updated & was always positive & upbeat! Thanks, Kim!"

— chaoscat2016

11/14/2018 - rick rausch6

Sold a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $450K in Arbor Lodge, Portland, OR.

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"Kim Borcherding was knowledgeable about the current state of the market and helped us reasonably price our home. She was able to recommend professionals (electrician, roofing inspector, home stager) who were necessary for various aspects of the sale process. This was especially useful to us because we no longer lived in the Portland area. She kept us informed throughout the process and responded to our questions in a timely manner. She provided us with what we felt was good advice. Her assistant, Sara, was also very helpful.

We highly recommend Kim Borecherding."

— rick rausch6

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